Saturday, June 13, 2009
Back to London
It's summer,and I have booked two trips to visit family. I'll join my daughter and her Spanish family in Zaragoza in mid-July, and spend five days in London on my own, where i plan to go on long hikes through the parks and neighborhoods. Then she and I will visit my family in San Francisco in August. Each of those trips gives me license to make virtual excursions in anticipation of my in-person stays. I like the Spanish word that is used in opposition to virtual: "presencial."
So I've been looking for websites that give me good stories, pictures, ideas for my travels. Here is "The Big Smoke" from TimeOut London, which recommends these 50 websites from and about London. This time, I absolutely will not miss a day trip to Kew Gardens, one of their "Seven Wonders of London." I don't know if I'll have time for their "101 things to do before you leave London" but I can have fun browsing. I will certainly return to the Chelsea Physic Garden where I had a lovely tea.